Rock the Party

The bling trend re­port that will help you ac­ces­sorise right this sea­son

India Today - - COVER STORY - GAURI & RADHIKA TANDON CO-FOUNDERS, ISHARYA

AT ISHARYA, WE have worked with Amer­i­can, Euro­pean, Mid­dle Eastern and the In­dian mar­kets over the past 15 years, and we’ve learnt a sim­ple rule when it comes to jew­ellery trends: What works in one mar­ket may not in an­other, so one has to un­der­stand the pace and pulse of sen­si­bil­i­ties around the world and iden­tify what will res­onate where.

While Euro­pean and Amer­i­can mar­kets pre­fer nat­u­ral stones and rich, deep colours but sub­tle sil­hou­ettes, In­dia and the Mid­dle East are cul­tur­ally bolder when it comes to jew­ellery. This fes­tive sea­son, this aes­thetic takes cen­tre stage glob­ally—bold colours, in­trigu­ing shapes and fas­ci­nat­ing ma­te­ri­als are lend­ing a play­ful touch to women’s wardrobes. While one holds their

mother’s heir­looms close to their heart, women are also in­vest­ing in fierce and fun looks with in­no­va­tive sil­hou­ettes, state­ment ear­rings, or­nate cuffs and lay­ered neck­laces.

Rein­vented Clas­sics

The tra­di­tional ‘chand bali’ and 'jhumki' sil­hou­ettes are a clas­sic in fes­tive wear and we have rein­vented these with our sig­na­ture gold-plated hand-cut polki mir­rors this sea­son. Apart from these tra­di­tional sil­hou­ettes, one can look at over­sized hoops and dra­matic ear­muff style ear­rings that cover half the lobes or clip straight across, or sword style ear­rings that pierce the lobe. Our favourite in­no­va­tion is the nee­dle and thread style ear­rings that weave through the ear with fem­i­nine tas­sels and fringes.

Har­nesses Are Trend­ing

Maatha patti’s aren’t just for brides any­more and can trans­form a sim­ple out­fit into a stun­ning en­sem­ble. The young brides­maid is ex­per­i­ment­ing with body har­nesses, shoul­der har­nesses and arm­bands to cre­ate a wow fac­tor. Hand har­nesses have been a fes­tive favourite for some time now but clearly more is more. If you’re en­joy­ing a new man­i­cure, em­bel­lish it with a dou­ble-fin­ger and triple fin­ger ring as well as midi rings and stack­able rings sets. This sea­son, whether you’re a min­i­mal­ist or max­i­mal­ist, there’s a state­ment piece made just for you.

Mixed Metal Ban­gles Are Pop­u­lar

For cock­tail evenings and din­ners, a state­ment cuff or an over­sized ring still makes a pop­u­lar con­ver­sa­tion starter. Women are re­plac­ing pen­dant neck­laces with the arm stack, where they play with mixed met­als, dif­fer­ent cuffs, ban­gles and charm bracelets to show­case their per­sonal style. For ex­am­ple, our gold-plated resin ban­gles have been cre­ated in dif­fer­ent colours for one to mix and match with their out­fits.

Fierce looks, in­no­va­tive sil­hou­ettes, state­ment ear­rings, bold colous and cuffs are all the rage WHIM­SI­CAL AES­THETIC

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